The new Charity Navigator scores have been released — and not only has Austin Pets Alive! maintained our 4-star rating for the 6th year running (the most number of stars that can be awarded), but our overall score has increased from 95% to 99.2%, our highest score yet!
Charity Navigator is one of the nation's most trusted nonprofit ratings organizations, measuring nonprofits' effectiveness and reliability so that donors can feel confident about their giving decisions.
The percentage of our expenses spent on programs remains high, at just over 74%, which is one of the reasons many donors trust us when giving.
We received a perfect 100 score in the Accountability & Finance category. Charity Navigator's assessment also shows that we spend just $0.15 in fundraising expenses for each dollar raised, which is another excellent indicator of how we use our funds.
Our score was 92 in the Culture & Community pillar, and 100 again in Leadership & Adaptability.
APA! saves the lives of 12,000 pets per year, who come through our Austin shelter — and countless more with our outreach to animals and organizations throughout Texas and the country.
We couldn't save these deserving lives, without the collaboration of our community and supporters. Thank you for being an integral part of these pets' lifesaving stories, and the APA! family.
If you have questions about how we're putting your dollars to work for animals in need, please reach out at [email protected].